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Featuring beautiful illustrations, original photography, and engaging interactives, our Longform program invites readers to explore the spectrum of the subjects The Verge covers — tech, science, culture and transportation — in unbridled depth. Whether it’s a personal essay, a years-in-the-making investigation, or gripping narrative-driven feature, every piece in the Longform program is an opportunity to get the full story.

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Faraday Future’s still haunted by the past of its billionaire founder

Can an electric car startup save itself from its founder?

The many human errors that brought down the Boeing 737 Max

How the Boeing 737 Max betrayed its pilots and passengers

I tried leaving Facebook. I couldn’t

Facebook is an emotional labor machine, and if you want to leave it, you’re going to have to start doing a lot of work

When whisper networks let us down

How communities struggle — and sometimes fail — to stop sexual assault

Boy Band of the Future

Brockhampton is redefining one of the most loaded terms in popular music

Smoke Screen

Big Vape is copying Big Tobacco’s playbook

Guiding light

The billion-dollar widget steering the driverless car industry

Ghost in the cell

How an inmate hacker hid computers in the ceiling and turned his prison upside down

Searching for help

She turned to Google for help getting sober. She ended up in a nightmare.

How Artsy finally convinced galleries to sell art online

Ecommerce is finally coming for fine art

Wakanda Reborn

Tour Black Panther’s reimagined homeland with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Massive attack: How a weapon against war became a weapon against the web

How a weapon against war became a weapon against the web

The Future Agency: Inside the big business of imagining the future

“Every act of future making is an act of future taking."

Kyle Chayka

Legal threats and disgruntled clients: inside the ‘Uber for private jets’

How JetSmarter puts fear into its millionaire customers

Can Genius beat the rap?

Genius quietly laid off a bunch of its engineers — now can it survive as a media company?

The empathy layer

Can an app that lets strangers — and bots — become amateur therapists create a safer internet?

Cracking the elaborate code

Why body language holds the key to virtual reality

DeRay Mckesson on Black Lives Matter and building tools for digital activism

One of the Black Lives Matter movement’s most prominent voices is 31-year-old DeRay Mckesson. With his now-iconic blue vest, Mckesson, now the interim chief of Human Capital for Baltimore City Public Schools, has balanced using his platform online and off in order to draw attention to matters such as public safety and law enforcement reform.

Miami Beach has run out of sand. Now what?

Miami Beach has run out of sand. Now what?

EA's CEO on why your life is about to be a video game

Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts, believes games in 2021 will be more diverse, more accessible, and simply more inescapable. Your smartphone and your game console will help you play with friends and strangers across the globe, but so might your virtual reality headset, your augmented reality glasses, or just the screen on your smart fridge.